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$30K worth of success for Education Foundation’s gala

November 7, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Southington Education Foundation’s sixth annual Fan of the Foundation Gala was a success, according to chairman of SEF Jan Galati. According to her, 250 “fans” attended the gala for a night of tailgating and bidding in auctions. “The tailgating food stations were great, because people met each other along…

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Dining listings for Nov. 7

November 7, 2014
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Dining listings for Nov. 7

FRIDAY, NOV. 7 OTHER SAPLING VERMONT LIQUEUR TASTING. 4 to 7 p.m. A Terryville native, Christian Stromberg, created a line of craft maple liqueurs available in Connecticut for the first time. Liquor Depot, 687 West Main St., New Haven. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 12 BRISTOL COOKING CLASS: PIZZA. 6:30 p.m. Expand your pizza palate with some regional…

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Performance listings for Nov. 7

November 7, 2014
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Performance listings for Nov. 7

FRIDAY, NOV. 7 OTHER CHRIS D’ELIA. 9 p.m. Fox Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $20 to $50. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882. SATURDAY, NOV. 8 OTHER ‘ANYTHING GOES.’ 7 p.m. Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London. $38 to $65. (860) 444-7373 ext., GardeArts.org SUNDAY, NOV. 9 OTHER COMEDY NIGHT: CHRIS STRAIT. 7 p.m. Bridge Street Live,…

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Health listings for Nov. 7

November 7, 2014
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Health listings for Nov. 7

TUESDAY, NOV. 11 BRISTOL BLOOD DRIVE. Held by American Red Cross. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Chapter 126 Sports and Fitness, 47 Upson St., Bristol. OTHER TEACHER LED MEDITATION SESSION. 7 p.m. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free. Open to the public. Register. (860) 673-6791. FarmingtonLibraries.org THURSDAY, NOV. 13 OTHER LUNCH AND LEARN FOCUSES…

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Senior listings for Nov. 7

November 7, 2014
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Senior listings for Nov. 7

SATURDAY, NOV. 8 SOUTHINGTON THE ORCHARDS AT SOUTHINGTON OPEN HOUSE. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. An independent and assisted living community. The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St., Southington. RSVP. (860) 628-5656. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 12 BRISTOL DSS MEDICARE BUS. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Employees from the Department of Social Services and Senior Center staff…

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Music listings for Nov. 7

November 7, 2014
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Music listings for Nov. 7

FRIDAY, NOV. 7 BRISTOL SPIRIT SHAKER. Bleachers Bar and Grill, 300 Middle St., Bristol. OTHER ‘DER ROSENKAVALIER’ BY STRAUSS. 7:30 p.m. Presented by Connecticut Lyric Opera. Trinity-on-Main Arts Center, New Britain. TheVirtuosi.org SETH GLIER. 8 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $15, $25. 41BridgeStreet.com. (860) 693-9762. SATURDAY, NOV. 8 OTHER CONCERT, IN ORDER…

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Rep. Aresimowicz tapped as majority leader in House

November 7, 2014
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State Representative Joe Aresimowicz (D- Berlin/Southington) has been re-elected as Majority Leader of the Connecticut House of Representatives by the Democratic Caucus. The Majority Leader is the second-ranking official in the House of Representatives and serves as the leading spokesperson in floor debate. “It is a great honor to be chosen by my colleagues to…

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Rachael Yamagata takes charge of her career

November 7, 2014
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Rachael Yamagata takes charge of her career

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Earlier in Rachael Yamagata’s career, she found herself sitting pretty—or she thought—signed with a major record label. The label’s  now part of Rachael’s history. Rachael’s on her own. And she’s bringing her music to her fans herself and the fans are responding by opening their wallets. Right now, she’s in…

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Taste some moonshine as Onyx, Barley Vine team up Nov. 11

November 6, 2014
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Onyx Spirits Company is collaborating once again with Bristol’s own “gastro pub,” Barley Vine, to present an Onyx Moonshine Tasting Dinner on Tuesday Nov. 11. The evening will be attended by Onyx Moonshine co-founders Adam von Gootkin and Peter Kowalczyk, who will engage guests with the history of moonshine in Connecticut and a discussion of…

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Malloy declares victory in governor race

November 6, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy declared victory following a campaign for re-election against Republican Tom Foley, who was not ready to concede defeat formally but acknowledged he had probably lost their bruising rematch. Malloy took to the stage at a Hartford function hall early Wednesday and…

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